Taking care of your cat is extremely important but not too tough. Our furry friends can’t take care of themselves, for the most part, so you’re the one who’s got to be responsible. A blessing and a curse! We find the best way to stay on top of things is to get into a routine. Here a few of the basics that will help you stay on top of things:
This step will help catch medical issues before they become severe and irreversible. Don’t hold anything back during to veterinarian appointment- tell them any concern you have! Also, if you notice a sudden change in your cat’s behavior, don’t hesitate to take it straight to the vet. Otherwise, you may regret taking action when you could. Trust you gut on this. As with humans, regular check-ups are the safest bet. We all know that it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Find a veterinarian that won’t charge you an arm, a leg and a purebred cat for a simple visit so you aren’t too hesitate to schedule an appointment.
Get Your Cat Spayed or Neutered
While we are a cat breeder and broker most of our clients don’t intend to continue breeding their cat and as such we recommend spaying and neutering. It can prevent the animal from spraying urine for males and can prevent loud and irritating heat cycles for females. Furthermore, it can protect your pet from numerous diseases including mammary tumors, testicular cancer, ovarian cancer, and more.Talk to your veterinarian about what age to perform this surgery as it varies greatly between practitioners.
The bottom line is, spaying and neutering is safer for you cat and makes them easier to own! Numerous studies have proven this over the decades and so anyone who has a differing opinion is basing it off of preference and not fact! We spay and neuter any stud or queen that we are no longer using to breed.
Here’s our friend Jackson Galaxy telling you how it is:
Groom Your Pet Often
-Grooming helps in a few different ways, especially if your cat has long fur. While everyone knows you will need a brush for this, not everyone knows that there are quite a few different types. A pin brush is best for cats with long fur, while flat and slicker brush works best with short fur. You can also use a triangular brush for smaller areas such as around the mouth or the ears. Regular grooming is important because it prevents hairballs, strips out dead hair, stimulates the blood flow, and much more. One of the great benefits is that you’ll have some time to bond with your pet
Brush Your Pet’s Teeth
As much as it sounds unusual and redundant, it’s very important that you brush your cat’s teeth on a regular basis. However, remember to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and special veterinary toothpaste. Expect to see a future blog about how, exactly, to go about this somewhat tricky process!
Let me know what you think!